Juvenile recurrent parotitis in a five-year-old boy

Juvenile recurrent parotitis is after mumps the second most common inflammatory disease affecting parotid gland in children. It is defined as recurrent parotid gland inflammation associated with non-obstructive sialectasia. It is characterized by intermittent swelling of one or both parotid glands accompanied with pain, fever and redness. It is a condition of unknown origin, mostly affecting male gender. The disease is self-limiting with spontaneous resolution after puberty in the majority of affected children.

Keywords: PAROTITIS-blood, diagnosis, drug therapy; CHILD, PRESCHOOL
Category: Case report
Volume: Vol. 56, No 1, january - march 2012
Authors: A. Ovuka, V. Rožmanić, G. Šaina
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